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Currently I am watching 48 Hours, which will be movie number 215 in the DLM Challenge.  In case you did not know, The DLM Challenge is a personal goal to watch an unseen motion picture for every day of the year.  I attempted this to broaden my movie horizons and hoped to pop in with random writings about what's been learned from the experience.  So I'll just bullet train them out, 'cuz I am way past due and don't have the time or the energy to write out paragraphs of shit you wont read

  • The original Star Treks were better that I thought and Star Trek Beyond was awesome.  I may have to become a trekker.
  • The Sting, Platoon and Silence of the Lambs showed me that Best Picture Winners win it for a reason.
  • Finding Dory had me fighting my own emotions as I set next to a 12 year old dude in a theater.
  • Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son about his Father, The Hunting Ground, and Finders Keepers is going to make me watch way more documentaries and showed me just how dark humanity can be.
  • Ghostbusters (2016) revealed that I'm a chauvinist. 
  • The Hunt For Red October confirms that the best patriotic movie villains will always be Russians.
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind showed me why romantic relationships matter, then made me really really sad.
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2 reminded me that movies are allowed to be dumb.
  • Coherence proves that sometimes the best films just need that creative idea and everything else just falls into place.
  • After The Dark showed a lot of promise and then had the shittiest ending of the movies I've seen so far.
  • Pay the Ghost and Snake Eyes are the same level of Nic Cage crazy, it was just more acceptable to the public back then.
  • The Resurrection of Jake the Snake seemed like an ad for DDP's Yoga.
  • 48 Hours has all of the staples of R-Rated 80's action including Gratuitous Nudity, Flagrant Cursing, Blatant Chauvinism, and Random Concert Scenes.

Goodnight,
-Kirk